Volume 5, Number 2
INSIDE this issue
2 Instructor recruits student........... 3 Look at past, future..................... 4 Intertribal Center donors ............ 5 Collection of Indian artifacts........ 6 Teaching Tibetans in India........... 7 Restaurantâ€™s leap of faith.............
Classroom construction underway; Jackson restaurateur takesready leapmid-August of faith Daniel Luna, a 17-year-old dishwasher who Carol said he immediately became interested with This asummer is all construction at Central computer, toabout advance Daniel’s academic was working his way up through the ranks in the in the operation of the kitchen. He got trained Wyoming goals. College. Classroom Wing remodel project includes: kitchen at Nani’s Cucina Italiana, asked Jackson on the “cold line,” and then began crafting the AndThough with construction disruptions which she and hercomes husband had successfully restaurant proprietor • Carol she would ac-remodel restaurant’s homemade pasta, Carol said. affect students, staff and community usersone of colraised daughter, Camille, and two sons; a sura Parker near ifcomplete of the space, company him to school. Her daughter, Camille, who had recently lege facilities. geon and the other the owner of a Jackson truck“I said okay,” Carol curiousfive to what CWCfirm, condensed both had the spring and for fallanother seCarol always the desire recalls, including sciencegraduated labs, from the School of Culinary Arts at the ing the Mexican immigrant wanted at Jackson Hole Art Institute of Philadelphia, joined her mother’s mesters tothought, accommodate anIaggressive remodeling son. “I hmmm, guess Daniel is him.” High School. She made appointment the with afacility • anre-roofing and as the executive chef and she, too, business project in the college’s main classroom facility, (continued on page 11) counselor and when she arrived, she was escorted recognized Daniel’s abilities. which began May 2. The college is also conducting • asbestos abatement to the back of a conference room. School officials “Camille took Daniel under pushed an official-looking document in front of her wing,” Carol said. “She realher and asked if she would consider being Daniel’s ized that he had talent.” legal guardian so he could enroll in school. From the time the Parkers beDaniel had little education before he came to gan running the motels and resAmerica. He was just about to turn 18, and this taurant in Jackson they had come would be his last chance. That meant he had to to depend on immigrant labor. “It finish high school with limited English proficiency would have been impossible for while working a 40-hour per week job, Carol said. us to operate without staff, and Her husband Alton, who operates the Anvil honestly,” she said, “Americans and El Rancho motels in Jackson, was at huntdon’t want to do the jobs that ing camp. That’s when she asked herself: “Do you they will do.” want to take on something like this without your When Daniel enrolled at husband’s permission? I crossed my fingers and Jackson Hole High School, Carol went for it.” became a “high school mother Eight years later, Daniel is now a high school again.” Her youngest child had Even the fish had to relocate for the summer. graduate and soon to be graduate of Central graduated in 1997, and she emWyoming College’s culinary program, and he’s the braced the role as adopted mom, head chef at the popular pasta house named for participating in parent-teacher Carol’s Italian grandmothers. conferences and giving motherly advice. The Daniel Luna, left, is the executive chef at Nani’s, As soon as Daniel was hired as a dishwasher, Parkers set up an office in the motel, complete an Italian restaurant owned(continued by Carol on Parker. page 3)
Hospitality instructor recruits from CWC class Alicia Guzman was so impressed by one of the students in her Central Wyoming College restaurant management class, she recommended him for a job. Alicia, the food and beverage manager at the Wort Hotel in Jackson is an instructor for CWC’s hospitality program. Last fall, while teaching dining room management, she came to appreciate the well-rounded skills of Brian Notzka. The hotel’s famous Silver Dollar Bar and Grill lost its assistant restaurant manager and when Notzka applied, Alicia was quick to recommend him for the position. “He’s a super star,” Wort Hotel General Manager Jim Waldrup said of Notzka. Waldrup is a member of CWC’s hospitality program’s advisory committee, and he recommended Guzman use the Wort as a student laboratory to teach the course. Notzka came to Jackson like many transients who were mostly interested in the steep and deep slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. He worked in the restaurant business to support his avocation and met his future wife while working at the Cowboy Steakhouse. The couple left the mountain tourist community so she could complete a master’s degree. They returned to Jackson when she got a teaching job at Jackson Hole High School. Notzka worked as a mover but was sidelined by a severe back injury. While recovering from
surgery, he saw that CWC in Jackson was offering a hotel and restaurant management program and decided to enroll. Because of his back surgery, Notzka joined Guzman’s class late. “He caught right up,” she said. “He’s had experience in the front of the house and back of the house which makes him well rounded.” When the assistant manager position opened, Guzman believed her student was a natural to fill the job. “I knew exactly what kind of student he was and the intelligence he showed,” she said. While Notzka says he’s slowly earning his CWC degree, he acknowledges the program has “led to good things.” Alicia, who has been food and beverage manager at The Wort for five years, said it is often challenging for the business to find managers. She looked at the part-time teaching position as an opportunity to recruit “serious” employees who want to have stable careers in the Jackson hospitality industry. When she began her career at the Wort, she said it was “hard to get people, especially managers.” Most were looking for wait staff positions to support their recreational activities in Jackson. She credits the CWC hospitality program with changing that. “It’s interesting to see these young people that are in the business in town,” she said. “Now they are seeking to stay and grow in the industry as a career.”
When the Wort Hotel in Jackson had a management position open, Food and Beverage Manager Alicia Guzman (right) recommended one of her CWC hospitality students, Brian Notzka (left), for the job.
A focus on our future For the past several years Central Wyoming College has had a variety of construction projects going on and the community is invited to campus September 16 to see what all the mess was about. The event is a look back at CWC’s past and provides an opportunity to see what’s in store in the future. It gives visitors to campus the opportunity to see the remodeled Classroom Wing, the new energy efficient lighting systems, the college’s entryway project as well as a more in-depth look at the collections, including the Stewart collection of Native American artifacts, and new art work in the Intertribal Education and Community Center. The events will all be held prior to the first home match of the CWC Rustler volleyball team as
well as the first night of the only home rodeo – the Rustler Roundup Rodeo. While the construction projects were underway, a committee worked with architects on the planning and programming for the Health and Science Center, the new facility approved by county voters last fall. The schematics of the facility’s design will be revealed during the Sept. 16 event as well as maps showing the new building’s location. Berte and Alan Hirschfield, a Teton County couple who pledged $500,000 toward the Intertribal Center, will also be honored at that time when the center’s main meeting room will be named for them. (See related story on page 5.)
Also being recognized are the descendants of Jim Stewart, the family that donated an extensive collection of Native American artifacts (see story on page 6), and Shirley Miller and her late husband John, who established the John and Shirley Ben Rux leads his Range Miller Endowment for Tribal Education and CommuManagement class during a field nity Enhancement with a sizable donation to the trip to the Sinks Canyon Center. CWC Foundation. A mural painting by Eastern Shoshone artist Eustace Day that will be hung in the main lobby of the Intertribal Center will also be unveiled. (Opaque image shown here.) This summer, workers on a very aggressive timeline completely gutted and remodeled the Classroom Wing, one of CWC’s first buildings. The (continued on page 11)
Intertribal Center room named for donors The completion of the Central Wyoming College Intertribal Education and Community Center is the realization of a Jackson couple’s vision conceived more than a decade ago. “I’m thrilled after all these years of hard work,” said Berte Hirschfield, who along with husband Alan Hirschfield have long dreamed of a facility for Native Americans to share their way of life. In September, the couple who pledged $500,000 toward the center will be officially honored when the college by names the Intertribal Center’s community meeting room after them. Approximately 15 years ago, the Hirschfields, along with a group of Jackson business men and women, offered support to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to develop businesses on the Wind River Reservation. The Hirschfields’ focus shifted once they met with children of the reservation. “We realized they weren’t getting the necessary counseling to go on to college,” said Berte. They then decided to pursue a facility where Reservation residents, from youth to elders, could come together and share their heritage. Out of that vision, grew an association with CWC. College President Jo Anne McFarland and a group of Native American students met with the Hirschfields to tell them of the college’s hope to build a facility that would coordinate Native American services. The Intertribal Center would also serve as a way to inform the public of tribal
customs and to provide a positive influence in the lives of the region’s American Indian population. The couple was clearly moved by the presentation made by the students at that time. “It was one of the most impressive things I had ever seen in my life,” Alan recalled. “It was clear that the kids needed a place of their own.” Almost immediately the couple promised support yet they required assurances that the tribes would do the same. “We thought it was critical
“It was clear that the kids needed a place of their own.” --Alan Hirschfield
for them to contribute in some manner and show their support of the project,” he said. They credit Ivan Posey, an Eastern Shoshone Tribal Business council member and a former member of the CWC Foundation. Posey, who at one time also co-chaired the Joint Tribal Business Council with the Northern Arapaho tribe, was the “thread through the tribes” that kept them involved and cooperating. The Arapaho and Shoshone tribes made donations toward the construction of the center. They look at the Intertribal Center as a gathering place for Native American students; a place to study, to socialize, welcome their elders, ob-
serve tribal traditions and celebrate their heritage while preparing for the future. To Alan, the room that is being named for the Hirschfields is clearly the “social center” of the building. “It can become the social focal point for tribal events,” he said. “It’s very reassuring for me and Alan that it’s on the college campus,” Berte said, adding they are gratified CWC will oversee the center and will be the custodian of their vision. “That was the missing piece, and that’s when we became so committed,” Alan said. “It was the lynch pin.” Residents of Teton County for 24 years, the Hirschfields have looked at Reservation residents as their “neighbors.” Hirschfield, formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 20th Century Fox Film Corp., (continued on page 8)
Collection of Native American artifacts comes from Stewart family
Native American artifacts now housed in the Central Wyoming College Intertribal Education and Community Center were donated by the descendants of Jim Stewart who began collecting while working in the Fort Washakie area at the turn of the century. Jim Stewart was born December 31, 1873, in Verona, Wis. After his marriage to Iva Mae Smith in Little Falls, Minn., the couple moved to the Fort Washakie area where he was employed by the Wind River Commercial Company at the Shoshone Agency, his grandson Lynn Stewart recalled in a written history of the collection. “It was here while working for J.K. Moore that he became a respected friend of the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians,” Lynn wrote. “In a very short time he was able to speak their languages and became proficient in their sign language.” J. K. Moore was an Indian trader who bought furs and robes and offered many items for sale, including ammunition, flour and tobacco at his store on the military reservation. Lynn said his grandfather purchased many of the Native American artifacts that showed up in what he referred to as the “trade network.” Jim Stewart’s father, Lynn’s great grandfather, ignited his son’s interest in Native American history and artifacts. He had worked on western railroads during the 1870s and returned to Wisconsin with fascinating tales and Indian tools and trinkets which inspired young Jim’s life-long interest in history and collecting.
“At times the Indians were hesitant to trade but Stewart assured them he would deal with them whenever they were ready,” Lynn wrote in a CWC booklet describing the collection. “Many times, after a long period of time, they would approach him and ask if he was still interested.” Many of the friends Jim Stewart made at the agency were elderly and told stories of the old
days, said Lynn, who was born two months after his grandfather’s death in 1954. His grandfather’s stories were retold to Lynn by his parents, Gordon and Pat Stewart, who came to possess the collection. Lynn said some of his grandfather’s Indian friends claimed to have fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and related to him many interesting stories about their experiences. Lynn, who operates Stewart Taxidermy in Dubois, got to enjoy his grandfather’s collection as
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Western American Studies student Crystal Reynolds in the collections area of the Intertribal Center with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi .
a child because his parents displayed many of the items in their Dubois home. The Stewarts loaned the collection to CWC when they were assured it would be properly cared for and shared with the public. The Stewarts officially donated the collection to the college in 1996. “It’s the county’s history,” Lynn said. “I’m tickled to death that it’s in a good, safe place and can be enjoyed by others.” The Stewart Collection was first displayed in the CWC Dobler Room in what is now the (continued on page 9 )
Theater director volunteers to teach Tibetan monks in India For the third year in a row, Central Wyoming College Theater Director Mike Myers spent a majority of his summer vacation volunteering in a faraway land on his own dime. This year’s experience was different from those he had before teaching in Katmandu, Nepal and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, though in some ways, it was comparable. In the spring, he connected with a volunteer agency in India, a country he selected because he could find reasonably priced airline tickets and the cost of living was low. He went to Delhi, a city of 14 million, for a one-week orientation, immersing himself in the Hindi language and the Indian culture. It was his understanding that he’d be living with a farmer’s family outside of Jaipur, a city of 3 million located in the country’s
scorching hot desert, and would teach English at a public school. After he made the trip halfway around the world, he was advised that the school was on a summer break. “Okay, where can I go now?” he asked of the country director. Myers told him of his experience of teaching at a monastery in Katmandu two years before, and he was sent on a 14-hour bus ride to a Tibetan monastery in northern India, an isolated area between Pakistan and Tibet. The monastery welcomed the teacher of English. This time, Myers was going to live among the Buddhist monks at this large monastery and teach students of all different ages. Though he had taught monks at a monastery in the capital of Nepal, Myers lived at a hotel with other volunteers.
This time, he lived in a dormitory with the other monks, and they were kind enough to give him private quarters. Myers also dined with the monks, and lost 17 pounds on the monastery diet. Breakfast consisted of rice porridge, which is made with leftover rice and hot water with herb flavoring, rice and dall for lunch, which is similar to a lentil soup, and thukpa for dinner, which is a Tibetan noodle soup. “It was remote, up a winding mountain road high in the Himalayas,” Myers recalled of his first sight of the monastery. Though he was in India, most of the population of the region was Tibetan. When the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet in the late 1950s, India allowed him and his followers to settle in this region. “Almost everyone had escaped Tibet,” Myers said. The monastery was a “Shedra,” or a place to study Buddhist philosophy. This particualar monastery had a “very large campus,” which included a (continued on page 10)
CWC alum now a physical therapist Central Wyoming College alumnus and former CWC Student Senate President John Kindle is ready to embark on his career as a physical therapist. Kindle, who graduated from CWC in 2005 and from the University of Wyoming in 2008, recently passed his national licensing exam after graduating with a doctorate in clinical physical therapy from the University of North Dakota School of Medical and Health Sciences on May 13. The recipient of CWC’s prestigious Quality Leader Scholarship, Kindle was the student voice behind the move to reinstate intercollegiate athletics at the college. The spring of Kindle’s CWC graduation, Serol Stauffenberg was hired to coach women’s volleyball, and a year later, men’s and women’s basketball returned to CWC. Kindle did some personal training while preparing for his national boards and is continuing that work while searching for a permanent job. He has had offers in Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Virginia. “I’m not sure where I will end up but I want it to be a place that truly provides one-on-one, whole-person patient care,” he said. “The attitude and environment that the clinic and staff members create is more important to me than the geographical location is at this point in time.” The volunteer spirit Kindle adapted at CWC continued while attending UW. He graduated as the 2008 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award, UW’s outstanding graduating man. He received the award based on his academic excellence and achievement, service to the university, participation and leadership in community and campus activities and citizenship qualities. At UND, he was an alumni ambassador and vice president of the House Corporation Alumni Committee to the Sigma Chi fraternity in Grand Forks.
Central Wyoming College alumnus John Kindle (center) is pictured at his graduation ceremony from the University of North Dakota School of Medical and Health Sciences. Now that Kindle has passed his national licensing exam, he is a doctor of physical therapy. The graduate is flanked by his parents, Joel and Nancy Kindle of Riverton.
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and CEO of Columbia Pictures Inc., developed an affinity for Native American art and culture growing up in Oklahoma. He is a trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and serves as a director for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the John Moran Eye Institute. Berte, after a career in market research and new product development, has also committed herself to several local causes and has served on the Wyoming Arts Council, the Teton Literacy Center and the Grand Teton Music Festival board. She founded Jackson Hole Child Care Helpers, the Pediatric Audiology Project and Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free, for which she was named Citizen of the Year.
Many of artifacts Stewart got through ‘trade network’ (continued from page 6)
Administration Wing. When Main Hall was built in 1994, the artifacts were displayed in the second floor of the Library. In 2010, the collection was carefully moved to its permanent home in the Intertribal Education and Community Center in a temperature-controlled space where it can be enjoyed for decades to come. The centerpiece of the collection is a magnificent headdress, which Lynn came across for the first time when cleaning out his father’s shed after his death in 1989. He found a box of newspapers which carefully encased the piece. Lynn said in 1905 his grandfather was awarded a government contract to cut timber on Sheridan Creek above Dubois. The timber was cut during the winter of 1905-06 and the logs were driven down the Wind River to Kinnear where they were cut into lumber. “This was the first log drive down the Wind River, and with a crew of Indians, they floated 400,000 board feet. Later, Lynn said his grandfather was again hired by the Wind River Agency Store. In 1914, the Stewart Family moved to Dubois, then a town of 142 residents, where Jim Stewart managed the Dubois Mercantile Company. Due
to a family illness, the Stewarts returned to Ft. Washakie where he was again associated with the J.K. Moore store for several years. In 1918 Stewart and a business partner, W.K. Carson, purchased a ranch near Trail Lake in the Torrey Valley from Henry Sercoff. The ranch was later sold to Charlie and Sue Beck. Jim remained in Dubois working for the Dubois Mercantile until his retirement in 1941. Following his retirement, he spent much of his time researching and reading western history. Lynn is in the process of inventorying his grandfather’s collection of history books and intends to donate them to CWC and other county museums. Lynn said friends who visited the Stewart family were able to see many of the Shoshone and Arapaho artifacts he had acquired displayed on the walls of their log home. Jim and Iva Mae had three sons, Kenneth, Lyle, and Lynn’s father, Gordon. Lynn’s 96-year-old mother resides in Lander. For more information on the Stewart Collection, pick up a booklet at the Intertribal Center. Photo from University of Wyoming online collections. Frank Haynes photographed Shoshone Indians in front of J.K. Moore’s store, a general meeting place for traders.
Archaeologist and CWC instructor Jim Stewart, left, examines the donation made by a neighbor of Fred Nicol, right.
‘Well preserved’ bonnet donated A Native American headdress, estimated to be more than 100 years old, was donated to Central Wyoming College’s collection by a neighbor of Alice and Fred Nicol. Bernie and Sue Bernard of Placitus, N.M., who own a home near the Nicols’ cabin at Turpin Meadow, donated the bonnet to CWC. It will be housed along with the Stewart Collection of Native American artifacts in the CWC Intertribal Education and Community Center. The center has a museum room with a temperature and moisturecontrolled environment. Fred Nicol, a former CWC Foundation board member, said Bernard acquired the bonnet from his father, who obtained it while working for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s in Idaho. Archaeologist Jim Stewart (not related to Stewarts of accompanying story), who teaches (continued on back cover)
Myers teaches Tibetans in India (continued from page 7)
Mike Myers at a monastery in Bir, a Tibetan town about seven miles from the monastery where he lived this summer.
nunnery, another monastery and several meditation retreats. “The Tibetan community is extremely religious and are ardent Buddhists,” Myers said. “Almost all families want one of their sons to grow up to be a Buddhist monk. The youngsters who enter the monastery are “getting prepped” for the monastic life though some enter because it provides education, food and shelter. When the boys turn 16 or 17, they begin to study Buddhist philosophy. “It’s a ten-year program,” Myers said, explaining it is like earning a Ph.D. Once a monk completes ten years of study at the Shedra, some monks continue with further training. One thing in common among the monks is their desire to learn English. Monks want to travel and they are more likely to be sent to other locations if they speak English. Myers spent his first few days determining the English skill of his students, who ranged in age from 5 to 35. The 40 students met at the same time in the same room, so Myers divided them into three groups by their abilities, and developed different lesson plans for each group. The class met six days a week. “Even the littlest kids had some English skills; not a lot, but some,” he said. Myers taught verbs and nouns and had them do worksheets and read materials from the books he brought from home. His lesson plans became a little more refined when he was able to travel to Dharamsala, the home of the exiled Tibetan government as well as the place where the Dalai Lama settled after his escape from Tibet. There he purchased appropriate books, crayons and drawing paper. Myers believes he achieved success with his instruction, especially with the adult monks. “I taught them 107 verbs and how to conjugate them in the present, past and future tenses,” he said. “That was a monumental achievement. I had them reading, writing and speaking.” To maintain some continuity with his instruction, Myers left the next volunteer a letter describing his teaching methods. The monks, Myers said, are supported by wealthy benefactors from America, China, Hong Kong or Europe though they live the life of poverty.
CWC culinary student chef at Nani’s Nursing program grows executive (continued from page 9) (continued from page 2)
During slow periods at the restaurant, the wait staff helped Daniel with his English skills and provided moral support when he carved out time to do his school work. In the meantime, Daniel developed greater cooking skills. At the time, CWC was building a culinary program in Jackson and Carol took her investment in Daniel to the next level and paid his tuition, fees and books. On Daniel’s days off at the restaurant, he has been slowly and methodically completing CWC’s
“I believe we have gained way more than we have given him. He’s been helpful and supportive. Honestly he’s the best chef I’ve ever had.” – Carol Parker said of Daniel Luna
culinary program. She is glad that Daniel had the experience in Nani’s kitchen before he went to culinary school. “He’s awesome,” Carol said of her charge. “He’s an unbelievable human being.” Camille Parker turned over the reins of Nani’s kitchen to Daniel so that she could pursue an urban culinary career which includes writing about food. She continues as her mother’s partner in the Jackson establishment and is still the executive chef. Carol downplays her role in Daniel’s developing career. “I believe we have gained way more than we have given him,” she said. “He’s been helpful and supportive. Honestly he’s the best chef I’ve ever had.” It’s been obvious from the beginning that Daniel has been interested in learning the Italian cuisine. He has displayed that strength while finishing high school, learning a new language and accepting more and more responsibility in the operation of Nani’s kitchen. “He has a great palette without ever going to Italy,” she said. Carol hopes that someday she can send Daniel to Italy to learn more about the cuisine through culinary contacts she and Camille made while Camille was attending the American University in Rome.
Reflections (continued from page 4)
project also included a new roof and abatement of asbestos discovered in the building that was originally constructed in 1968.
The contractors reached substantial completion
in mid-August to give college staff time to move equipment and computers back into the building prior to the start of the 2011 fall semester.
The majority of the remodeling funds, $1.65
million, came from the dollars awarded to the state through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The rest of the project was funded by college resources. The federal money was limited to academic projects only, and by taking the award, CWC did not receive any major maintenance funds from the state for projects that could not be directly tied to instruction.
Wyoming Business Council State Energy Office
provided funds to CWC to put in energy efficient lighting systems in the Arts Center and Main Hall as well as exterior lights on the main campus and at the Sinks Canyon Center. The lights are expected to provide substantial savings on the college’s utility costs.
The Wyoming Business Council through the city
of Riverton also provided matching funds for the college’s entryway project that was completed in the fall of 2010.
Watch advertisements for detailed times and
places for the open house on Sept. 16.
Donated bonnet (continued from page 9)
for CWC, said the bonnet appears to be of Sioux style. The method of attaching the eagle feathers to the bonnet, he said, is indicative of a turn-of-the-century style. “The preservation has been extraordinary,” said Stewart when Nicol delivered the bonnet to CWC. Students of CWC’s Western American Studies program will attempt to trace the origin of the bonnet through census and other government documents.
Full theater season created in limited time, space A shortened semester and demand for outside use of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center this fall has forced the Central Wyoming College Theater Department to be creative in developing this season’s shows. For the first show on Saturday, Sept. 24, the students will participate in a 24-hour marathon directing, designing, rehearsing and acting for the 6:30 p.m. Main Stage performance. “4 (or more) in 24” is Theater Director Mike Myer’s answer to continuing with two fall shows but using the space for a limited time. With one full show in the fall, Myers decided to take advantage of the longer rehearsal period and do a “difficult and challenging” show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. He recognizes that CWC audiences may not get excited about a Shakespeare play yet he believes this
one has broad appeal. “It’s funny, it’s got fairies, it’s charming, it has romance and broad physical slapstick humor,” he said, noting that it is important for theater students to have an opportunity to do Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will play Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. matinees are set for Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. In the spring, CWC presents another magical production with the musical Camelot, the tale of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin and Lancelot and the rest of the Knights of the Round Table. The musical is played February 24 and 25 and March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees are on Sunday, Feb. 26 and March 4. The season concludes, as usual, with the Theater Showcase, short theater pieces directed and designed by students on April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and an April 22 matinee at 2:30 p.m. This year, an adult single season ticket is $18, and $15 for children and patrons 60 years and older.
Schedule of Upcoming Events September 16... Community Appreciation (music, tours, food, fun) September 16........................ First home Volleyball Match vs. EWC September 16-18..................................... Rustler Roundup Rodeo September 21...........Palestinian-American Poet Naomi Shihab Nye Sept. 21-23.........................BPI Weatherization Course in Jackson September 27.........................Student Success Center Open House Sept. 30-Oct. 1.......Barrel and Pole Exercise Clinic at Equine Center Oct. 3-7.................................. Domestic Violence Awareness Week October 10................................... Post-High School Planning Days
Oct. 13....... Home Volleyball vs. Sheridan, Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 15-16......................... Barrel and Pole Clinic at Equine Center October 18.................................................. Author Craig Johnson October 18............................... Home Volleyball vs. Casper College October 19.......................... Home Volleyball vs. Western Wyoming October 27..................................................... Family Fright Night Connect is a publication of the CWC Public Information Office and is scheduled to be published quarterly.
October 11..........................Home Volleyball vs. Northwest College October 12.................................................................Colloquium
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